The Seattle International District Rotary Club held its annual dinner on June 10, at the Northwest African American Museum. The event, “Engage and Change the World,” was keynoted by KING 5’s Lori Matsukawa and raised $30,000.
Michelle Ma, Nghi Quan, and Callie Chinn each received awards of $1,000 at the Franklin High School Senior Awards Night on June 13. This was the inaugural presentation of the Edwin M. Lee Community Leadership Award by The Lee Family. Ed Lee, the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco, passed away last December. A […]
KING 5’s Lori Matsukawa won her first Emmy on June 9, at the 55th annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. She posted on Facebook, “First #NWEmmy. Took 40 years! I dedicate it to the Japanese American concentration camp survivors of WWII who were the subject of the stories.” Fellow KING colleagues who also won Emmys: video […]
The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington held a two-day Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival at the Seattle Center on June 2 and 3. It was to commemorate Philippine Independence Day, which officially takes place on June 12. Attendees enjoyed a variety of dance and musical performances, and of course, food.
Jasmine Ogaki, a junior at Shorewood High School, was appointed by Sen. Patty Murray to serve as a U.S. Senate Page during the spring term of 2018. Ogaki was one of 30 students selected nationwide. Her term lasted for nearly five months, during which time she lived, worked, and went to school in Washington, D.C. […]
At the annual Living Future sustainable design conference held in Seattle in May, King County green building project manager Nori Catabay was honored as a Living Future Hero. Catabay, with King County Recycling and Environmental Services, leads the internal King County Green Building Team and provides green building technical training for County capital projects. She […]
Bollywood dance group Live2Dance will perform Desi Detour on June 30 at Newport High School in Bellevue. The performance is a benefit for Sukarya — a U.S.-Indian based nonprofit fighting for the health of marginalized population of women and children in India and ensuring they get access to basic health checkups, vaccines, and essential medicine. […]
Quang Le, the long-time in-country director for PeaceTrees Vietnam, will be stepping down from his role effective June 30, 2018. Le began his service at PeaceTrees Vietnam in 1997. He worked with Quang Tri Province leadership to design and manage the construction of the PeaceTrees Friendship Village, including 100 homes, a kindergarten, a community hall, […]
Cathay Post 186 of the American Legion held its annual Memorial Day service to honor the Asian Americans from Seattle who gave their lives during World War II. The event, at Hing Hay Park on May 28, included a performance by the Seattle Chinese Drill Team.
The Wing Luke Museum hosted a screening and a panel discussion of “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” on May 20. Chanterelle Sung — of the Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, N.Y. that were accused of mortgage fraud and indicted — was a part of the panel. Following a 67-day trial, the […]